St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Church of England
Address Goddington Lane
Orpington
Kent
BR6 9SH
Phone 01689820101
Reference Number 101676

Description

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St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School is a selective secondary school for boys, founded by royal charter in 1571, and located in Orpington, Greater London, England. The school is known for its rich history and academic excellence. The institution was initially formed through the collaboration of St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar Schools, with St Saviour’s Grammar School having obtained a license in 1562. The schools amalgamated in 1896, and a new school for girls, St Saviour’s and St Olave's Grammar School for Girls, became operational in 1903.

The school serves students from ages 11 to 18, and has approximately 1062 students enrolled. As a Church of England grammar school, it retains strong religious affiliations, and its motto is "Olaf to Right the Wrong." Students are selected on the basis of high academic performance in entrance tests, and the school operates as a voluntary aided grammar school, with the Governing Body serving as the admission authority.

Notable features of St Olave’s Grammar School include its academic performance, with more than 100 students joining in the Sixth Form post-GCSE, and its unique blend of history, tradition, and a forward-looking approach. The school celebrates its heritage while providing students with a modern and engaging educational experience.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1089
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 86.23%
Girls: 13.77%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 128
8 128
9 128
10 127
11 125
12 224
13 229

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2019-03-05
Date Description Report
2019-02-06 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2014-03-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-06-30 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-10-01 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-11-01 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-01-31 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
84.3 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 100% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 100% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
1.11 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 95 14
Third Preference 52 4
From another Local Authority 285 66

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